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HP Scanjet 4670 carriage problems

My brother in law has given me an HP ScanJet 4670 that he says is not working. I connected it up and confirmed the fact that it does not scan. What happens is that when the scan hits the right end the carriage stops. There is a stepper motor that moves the carriage. The opto switch is not engaged properly and the mechanism continues to move. I have tried to manually block the sensor but it continues to try to scan. Moreover, the scanner seems to scan in a fashion that I get a page full of black and white stripes even when scanning a document. I checked the flex cable that connects to the PCB board (PN 105-0738-0) and it seems to be okay.

What could be causing these problems?

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This looks like a CCD failure. Can the image be corrected in the PC software Which image editor are you using?

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I would say the most likely cause of the issue is either that the scanner is no longer functioning or that it is experiencing power issues. Make sure that the scanner is plugged in directly to the wall and not into a surge protector or a power strip. The scanner does not share power well and pulls it in large amounts - when it can't get it it throws little power fits and sometimes will not turn on at all. Try another wall outlet and see if you can get it to power on and do a scan without the yellow strip showing up.

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Scanning is possible in 'Text' mode and 'Picture' Mode. In text mode, which is simple 'Black & White", this can happen, particulalrly if the text is in color. Either you increase the contrast settings or scan the document in Grey/color and convert it to B&W using the software. By this you need not check if there is output!. ( I am assuming that otherwise the scanner is performing okay). File size in B&W is very small as compared to Grey/color.

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I'm afraid there are no drivers running under Windows Vista for this unit.
If you have the W XP install disc , you could install a virtual version of W XP on your HDD ( )
You could also partition your HDD ( ) and install W XP on the new one .

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